News Releases

DBEDT Releases 2016 State of Hawaii Data BookPosted on August 16, 2017 in News2016 State of Hawaii Data Book
DBEDT today released the 2016 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.” The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website and may be downloaded in whole or in part as either PDF or Excel files.
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Hawaii’s Economy Continues to Grow at a Slower PacePosted on August 11, 2017 in NewsQuarterly Statistical & Economic Report
DBEDT released its third quarter 2017 Statistical and Economic Report, which shows Hawaii’s economy continues positive growth, but at a slower pace this year and the next few years.
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New Administrator Appointed to DBEDT’s State Energy OfficePosted on July 21, 2017 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
Carilyn Shon has been appointed administrator of the Hawaii State Energy Office, effective July 31. In her new role, Shon will manage, develop, oversee and implement statewide energy programs, policies, and initiatives that support Hawaii’s clean energy transformation.
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DBEDT Launches New Student Ambassador ProgramPosted on July 20, 2017 in NewsDept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
DBEDT launched a new program aimed at attracting and promoting more international student exchange in Hawaii. The newly created “Study Hawaii Ambassador Program,” kicked off today with the first group of ambassadors from Yasuda Women’s University in Hiroshima, Japan.
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International Students in Hawaii Spent $225 Million in 2016/17Posted on July 19, 2017 in NewsDept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
DBEDT released a report today, which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy. DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) created the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) leads the state’s efforts for international student exchange.
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DBEDT and Study Hawaii Educational Consortium to Launch New Program for International Student ExchangePosted on July 18, 2017 in NewsDept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
MEDIA ADVISORY — DBEDT will launch a new program aimed at attracting and promoting more international student exchange in Hawaii.
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PISCES and Honeybee Robotics Receive $119K NASA STTR GrantPosted on July 18, 2017 in NewsPacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems
Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems — PISCES and Honeybee Robotics, Ltd. have received a $118,690 NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to jointly develop an In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) technology that could launch the future of space settlement.
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Hawaii Joins Select Group of States to Reach Energy Efficiency MilestonePosted on July 11, 2017 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii State Energy Office — Hawaii has surpassed the half-billion-dollar mark for investment in energy performance contracting (EPC), an innovative financing tool that allows government agencies to achieve significant savings from the installation of energy, water and operational efficiency projects without having to pay capital expenses up front.
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Name Change Approved for HTDCPosted on July 11, 2017 in NewsHigh Technology Development Corp.
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — Recognizing Hawaii’s evolving technology environment and advances in the state’s innovation industry, the High Technology Development Corporation is changing its name to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.
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Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive Program Now Accepting ApplicationsPosted on July 7, 2017 in NewsCreative Lab Hawaii
DBEDT Creative Industries Division’s Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) Music Immersive Program is now accepting applications. The program will be held from Sept. 11 – 15, 2017, immediately following the Hawaii Songwriting Festival at the Hapuna Prince Hotel on Hawaii Island.
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